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Dandridge, Tennessee
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a little last minute trip and I am so glad we picked the Esmerelda. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Michelle. She gave us a tour of the inn and personally showed us to our room. The inn was very clean and the room was the perfect size. We had a great time and look forward to staying...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love the Inn, everything about this place is amazing, the owners and the staff are very friendly and breakfast is unmatched! My little toddler loved the 'hidden' owls and the people! Will definitely stay here every time we visit!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here this weekend for my wife's 40th birthday, had a great time. Such a beautiful place, well kept and so nice. The game room was great, we all had a blast in there, especially the kids. The staff was great, Michelle was SO helpful to all of our needs, she even made us coffee a couple of times at...

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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had such a great time at The Esmeralda Inn celebrating with your family for your wife's birthday. We hope that you will come back again soon and enjoy our restaurant. Thanks again. Don & Kim Cason Owners

Melbourne, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved everything about this Inn!!! Absolutely beautiful!! The room was very clean and comfortable! The staff was attentive and friendly. Breakfast was delicious and we really enjoyed the warm coffee! I loved the game room! We had so much fun playing pool, scrabble, chess and a few other games! We relaxed out on the deck in the rocking chairs...

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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn. Yes, our game room is so much fun. We have something to enjoy year around. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Don & Kim Cason

Reviewed 15 December 2016

Our car club recently stayed at the Esmerelda Inn, and we all loved it. The lobby area is warm and inviting. It was all decked out for Christmas, with a large tree by the fireplace, which had a glowing fire going. There were touches of Christmas throughout the inn. There is a large game room with a pool table, Foozball...

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InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review about your stay with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are so glad that you were able to join us as a Car Club and enjoyed your visit with us. We will look forward to you returning and visiting us when the restaurant is open. The restaurant is open year around Tuesday -...

Reviewed 12 December 2016

My room here was excellent and the ambience was everything you'd expect from an Inn of this caliber. Loved the stairway and main lounge area but was unable to spend much time on the grounds and patios because of some rain and cooler temps of December. I also enjoyed dining at their restaurant which was first-rate. Everyone from the front...

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about your stay at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and are suggesting others to come and stay and enjoy the restaurant as well. We hope that you can return and visit with us again soon. Thanks again. Don & Kim Cason Owners

Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 days with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. I really loved it. It was a beautiful place with a rustic, lodge feel and a relaxing vibe. Staff was friendly but not overbearing. A little expensive, but good for a special occasion.

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review with your last visit with The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are so glad that you chose to stay with us during your celebration for your anniversary. We hope that you will visit us again in the near future. We have winter specials that you can return and stay with us again soon....

Hendersonville, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We decided to take a drive and visit the Chimney Rock area. We have watched the fires that plagued the area for 10 days. We wanted to show support for the area that has suffered. The Esmeralda is decorated for Christmas and looks quite lovely. Our lunch was very delicious and the service was great. I highly recommend the restaurant...

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and support to The Esmeralda Inn since we have just came through the Wild fires in our area. We are blessed to have no damage and are back open. Thanks for visiting and please return again soon. Don & Kim Cason

Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 17 November 2016

A small, quaint and classy Inn. The room was well kept. The staff was extremely friendly and the breakfasts were wonderful!! We greatly enjoyed the picnic lunch that was packed for us on the day we went hiking. Beautiful lobby and relaxing stream.

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We were so glad that you had a great time and enjoyed our area for hiking and enjoyed our picnic lunch. We hope that you can visit us again in the near future. We are having some winter specials for you to take advantage of....

Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to a relaxing visit in Asheville over the Veteran's Day Weekend. We reserved a cabin for 2 couples for 2 days. We stopped in early in the morning and met with two woman who were behind the reservation area. They welcomed us and gave us our packets and charged our two days to our credit cards....

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EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We were hoping that you were going to enjoy your visit with us as well, Veteran's Day Weekend. However, due to an unexpected emergency of wild fires in our area and being evacuated, we are sorry that you did not get to enjoy yourself at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. I'm sorry that you felt...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant is nestled within the Hickory Nut Gorge of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains located in Chimney Rock, NC. Enjoy hiking, climbing and fishing and golfing. While dining enjoy the majestic views of Chimney Rock State Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Esmeralda Inn

Address: 910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Chimney Rock
Price Range: $219 - $515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Esmeralda Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Esmeralda Hotel Chimney Rock
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms with king beds are rather small. Once we stayed in a room with 2 queen beds and it significantly more room to move around.”
 of 5 bubbles ncburkett1, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the third floor offer the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles CAB10900, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the road side look out over the mountain and the river.”
 of 5 bubbles Cowgaldew, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 102 is large with a king bed, has a balcony & views of Chimney Rock.”
  • View of Chimney Rock from Room 102.
 of 5 bubbles HotLantaLady, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed our terrace room, which we booked based on others' recommendations.”
 of 5 bubbles 562lanaf, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
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